Square announced today their upcoming re-releases of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Final Fantasy X / X-2: HD Remaster, this time coming to Nintendo Switch and XBox One, are open for preorder.
Final Fantasy X / X-2 is the same remaster that debuted on the PS3, only with slightly better performance due to being on more powerful hardware. Final Fantasy XII is new to HD this generation, and has a number of improvements over its original release, including these:
- License Reset Function: By talking to Clan Centurio’s leader Montblanc in Rabanastre, players can reset and change their party member’s jobs, allowing them to customize the jobs of their party as desired.
- Additional Gambit Sets: Gambits allow players to customize their party’s AI. Players can now create three unique sets, allowing players to switch between sets for different situations, such as map exploration or boss fights.
- Improved “New Game+”: Allows users to start the game with party members at level 90 and carry over some items like weapons, magic and gils obtained during previous playthroughs
- Specific to Xbox One X – Supports 60fps
Why would you want to preorder a digital copy of something? In this case, there isn’t really that much of an advantage (it’s not like they’re gonna run out of copies), except for the fact that the games will pre-download themselves onto your system so you can begin playing them at the stroke of midnight on their release day. Unless you’ve got work in the morning.
Let’s also add that while the Final Fantasy X / X-2 release on Switch will be physical, X-2 won’t be on the game card….in the Western version. It will be downloaded instead. The Japanese game card will include both titles, and they’ll be in English, so if you care about physical, import this one.
The first printrun of both titles will include a reversible coversheet with gorgeous promotional art. Final Fantasy X / X-2: HD Remaster will be out for Switch and XBox April 16; Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will follow it two weeks later on the 30th.